The online male magazine,, has compiled its yearly Top 29 cities for men to live in. Here’s how they’ve come up with the rankings:

Our formula has ranked the best cities for men – the best cities in which to live, work and party – based on data that includes the number of guaranteed vacation days per year, weather, unemployment rate, new restaurant and club openings, the cost of a Nissan 370Z, and more.

Here are this year’s rankings:

  1. New York
  2. Melbourne
  3. Tokyo
  4. Madrid
  5. London
  6. Cape Town
  7. Miami
  8. Buenos Aires
  9. Sydney
  10. San Francisco
  11. Paris
  12. Los Angeles
  13. Hong Kong
  14. Tel Aviv
  15. Barcelona
  16. Sao Paulo
  17. Berlin
  18. Lisbon
  19. Beirut
  20. Istanbul
  21. Shanghai
  22. Montreal
  23. Amsterdam
  24. Chicago
  25. Toronto
  26. Kyoto
  27. Bogota
  28. Rome
  29. Las Vegas

Yep, Beirut ranks 19 with the only competition from Tel Aviv here in the Middle East, while at the same time beating Istanbul, Amsterdam and Las Vegas.

Why does Beirut do so well? Well, according to the website, the city ranks high in terms of weather, dating (high women-to-men ratio and high percentage of university-educated females), and the fresh air factor. Though for the last measurement, they cheated by grouping other parts of Lebanon, like the Cedars, into their ranking.

West Beirut public beach

From West Beirut public beach